23.7.09

Booking Through Thursday: Preferences


Which do you prefer? (Quick answers–we’ll do more detail at some later date)

Reading something frivolous? Or something serious?
I really can't pick, I like a good mix of both!
Paperbacks? Or hardcovers?
Paperbacks, Hardcovers are too heavy to read in the bath!!
Fiction or Non Fiction?
Definitely fiction.
Poetry? Or Prose?
Prose but I do really enjoy reading poetry.
Biographies? Or Autobiographies?
Hmmm I would probably have to say biographies as most of the people I am interested in reading about are no longer with us!
History? Or Historical Fiction?
Historical fiction
Series? Or Stand-alones?
I mainly read stand alones but it's nice to find a good series of books too.
Classics? Or best-sellers?
Classics, they're usually best-sellers too!
Lurid, fruity prose? Or straight-forward, basic prose?
Again I think you often need a bit of both!
Plots? Or Stream-of-Consciousness?
Plots
Long books? Or Short?
Long, something to really get your teeth into!
Illustrated? Or Non-illustrated?
Non-illustrated probably
Borrowed? Or Owned?
Owned in case I really love it as I wouldn't want to give it back!
New? Or Used?
New, I buy a lot of second hand books but it's always exciting buying a brand new sparkly one!

15 comments:

Melody said...

I've a hard time answering them too! There're a few questions I wanted to say 'Both'!

anthonynorth said...

My answer would be both to most of them - with a few exceptions.

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Pam said...

I definitely hear you on the biography question.

gautami tripathy said...

I had fun doing this. I like both in some instances!

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Susan @ Reading Upside Down said...

I love that so many classics are still popular today. I heard that Wuthering Heights is being re-published with a Twilight-style cover. It will be interesting to see if that brings it onto the best-seller lists.

My choices depend on the mood I'm in. Really, I just love to read and will attempt most genres and styles.

violetcrush said...

I love buying sparkly books too. I never thought that way about biographies. Although recently there have been so many biographies on living people.

Dot said...

Susan- I hadn't heard that about Wuthering Heights but it's a brilliant idea, it's such a good book!

Violet- I agree but if the person is still alive then I think I would prefer to read something that they have written themselves!

Charli and me said...

I thought they were difficult to answer. Happy BTT!

CeeCee said...

You're right about the classics. I wanted to answer both on a couple as well.

Vasilly said...

I'm the opposite when it comes to own or borrowed. I borrowed first then if I love a book, I buy it!

Nicole said...

I love paperbacks too. That's always what I will buy. I just love that they are portable and I usually like the font and size which tends to be smaller than in hardcovers.

Novelicious said...

This is great. Describing new books as 'sparkly' is just right!
:)

Susan B. Evans said...

Great answers! The name of my blog is "Well-Mannered Frivolity" - can you guess what my answer to number 1 was? It was hard to choose between some of the answers this week though...

Dot said...

Nicole- paperbacks are much better aren't they, I always end up with at least two in my bag!

mattviews said...

I find it difficult to capture my reading behavior in multiple choices!

I prefer a plot-driven novel that slowly unfolds in fruity and lush prose, with multiple layers and allusion that indulge my mind long after I turn the last page like the lingering aftertaste of a good glass of wine.

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